Hosea was a prophet to the great nation of Israel, telling them to turn from their unfaithfulness back to God. Although the Israelites did not turn from their ways, God’s unconditional, unfailing, redeeming love never ceased.
God told Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer, even as she lived in immorality. God gave Hosea love for Gomer, eventually breaking his heart at the evil she continued to take part in. Despite her unfaithfulness and evil lifestyle, Hosea loved his wife.
Why did God write this love story? What glory does He get from it?
After lots of thought, we realize that we are Gomer; God is Hosea. It can all be taken as a giant metaphor.
We live in evilness, sin, immorality, yet God loves us anyway. HE LOVES US!
He loves us with a perfect, unconditional love. (“How He Loves” by David Crowder Band)
We sin, breaking God’s heart, but He loves us no matter what. He loves us enough to send His only Son, God in flesh, to die in our place. The Bible says many times that we, as the church, are the “Bride of Christ”, making us more like Gomer.
We are unfaithful, turning to other gods and idols. We are selfish, only thinking of ourselves. We are evil, too stubborn to turn from our comfortably sinful and wicked lives. BUT GOD LOVES US ANYWAY.
It is such an encouragement to realize that no matter what we do God continues to love us. Love Himself always loves us. Nothing we do can make Him love us more, He can’t love us more- He already loves us to the perfect, full amount that He Himself ever could, and nothing we do could make Him love us less.
No matter what- GOD ALWAYS LOVES US
This video is titled “Bride: More Than a Metaphor”. It explains in four short minutes the great love God has for His unfaithful people.